hamish gane

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Dr Hamish Gane PhD

MA Contemporary Dialogues Programme Manager (Art & Media)

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 481000
E-mail: hamish.gane@uwtsd.ac.uk

Senior Lecturer

Programme Manager for MA Contemporary Dialogues (Art & Media)

Pathway Leader for MA Photography

Module Leader for Confirmative Praxis, MA Contemporary Dialogues

Module Leader for Major Project, BA Photography in the Arts

Director of Studies/Supervisor for PhD Research

Having formally worked as a lighting designer with companies such as the Royal Ballet and Channel 4 Television, I relocated to South Wales to study photography in the late 1990s, acquiring BA with 1st Class Honours in 2000 and MA with Distinction in 2003.

My practice-based PhD entitled: Photography, Melancholy, Family: Spaces Beyond Representation, was awarded in 2013.My photographic practice draws on ideas surrounding family, memory and melancholia and my work has been exhibited widely, most notably in Diffusion, Cardiff  International Photography Festival (2015 & 2013) and Apron, a solo exhibition at Mission Gallery, Swansea. Work has been selected several times for the National Eisteddfod of WalesFine Art Pavilion and has been exhibited at venues including britart Gallery, London; Alsager Arts Centre, Manchester and the Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea.

Association of Photographers in Higher Education

Member of review group for the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Art & Design (2016)

Association of Photographers in Higher Education

Teach both practice and theory across disciplines at BA (Level 6), MA (Level 7) and PhD (Level 8).

Also have Internal and/or External Examining roles at BA, MA and PhD levels.

Currently supervising five PhD candidates and have successfully supervised one to completion.

Key research interests evolve from a praxis predicated on photography, memory and melancholia, predominantly explored through the optic of the family. Current research also explores post-representational concepts of photography and in 2013 was was awarded PhD for practice-based thesis entitled: Photography, Melancholy, Family: Spaces Beyond Representation. Research participant within the Family Ties Network, a national research group of artists who explore space, place and the family in photography and the moving image, and a participant within on-going research project: Photography, Bereavement and Grief: Interpreting personal loss through creative practice.

Full research profile


Gane, H, Duerinckx, P, & Page, R. (eds), 2013. FROM COMMON DIFFERENCES, (Editor & 2 Chapters), Swansea: Swansea Metropolitan University, (ISBN 978-0-9561003-6-8)

Gane, H., 2005. APRON, Swansea: Mission Gallery and CLASI, (ISBN 0-9545600-3-5)


Gane, H., 2008. ‘200 Seconds’, in Cocks, M. & Evans, JP. (eds), UNRELIABLE TRUTHS: ILLUSION AND TRANSFORMATION IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY,  Swansea: Glynn Vivian Gallery, (ISBN 978-0-903189-78-1)

Gane, H., 2005. ’Apron’, in SITTING ROOM Exhibition Catalogue, 2008, Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University

Mission GallerySwansea (Board Member 2008-2018, Chair of Board 2011-2014)